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* Fwd: Re: Errors in man pages, here: charmap(5): Content
@ 2020-04-20 19:30 Helge Kreutzmann
  2020-04-21 11:18 ` Dr. Tobias Quathamer
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Helge Kreutzmann @ 2020-04-20 19:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Dr. Tobias Quathamer; +Cc: mtk.manpages, linux-man


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Hello Tobias,
according to "git blame" you added the FIXME (or moved it, then it
would be from Martin) in 2014. 

Can you say something for this FIXME (see below)?

----- Forwarded message from "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com> -----

> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 08:53:33 +0200
> From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>
> To: Helge Kreutzmann <debian@helgefjell.de>
> Cc: mtk.manpages@gmail.com, linux-man@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Errors in man pages, here: charmap(5): Content
> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/68.6.0
> 
> On 4/19/20 8:47 AM, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > Dear manpages maintainers.
> > the manpage-l10n project maintains a large number of translations of
> > man pages both from a large variety of sources (including manpages) as
> > well for a large variety of target languages.
> > 
> > During their work translators notice different possible issues in the
> > original (english) man pages. Sometiems this is a straightforward
> > typo, sometimes a hard to read sentence, sometimes this is a convention
> > not held up and sometimes we simply do not understand the original.
> > 
> > We use several distributions as sources and update regularly (at
> > least every 2 month). This means we are fairly recent (some
> > distributions like archlinux also update frequently) but might miss
> > the latest upstream version once a while, so the error might be
> > already fixed. We apologize and ask you to close the issue immediately
> > if this should be the case, but given the huge volume of projects and
> > the very limited number of volunteers we are not able to double check
> > each and every issue.
> > 
> > Secondly we translators see the manpages in the neutral po format,
> > i.e. converted and harmonized, but not the original source (be it man,
> > groff, xml or other). So we cannot provide a true patch (where
> > possible), but only an approximation which you need to translate into
> > your source format.
> > 
> > Finally the issues I'm reporting have accumulated over time and are
> > not always discovered by me, so sometimes my description of the
> > problem my be a bit limited - do not hesitate to ask so we can clarify
> > them.
> > 
> > I'm now reporting the errors for your project. As requested, each
> > issue is sent in an unique mail for easier tracking on your side. If
> > future reports should use another channel, please let me know.
> > 
> > **
> > 
> > UTF-8 in Debian Squeeze:
> > 
> > "is followed by the maximum number of bytes for a character.  The default "
> > "value is 1."
> 
> I don't understand this report. Please elaborate.

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* Re: Fwd: Re: Errors in man pages, here: charmap(5): Content
  2020-04-20 19:30 Fwd: Re: Errors in man pages, here: charmap(5): Content Helge Kreutzmann
@ 2020-04-21 11:18 ` Dr. Tobias Quathamer
  2020-05-01  7:27   ` Helge Kreutzmann
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Dr. Tobias Quathamer @ 2020-04-21 11:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Helge Kreutzmann; +Cc: mtk.manpages, linux-man

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Am 20.04.20 um 21:30 schrieb Helge Kreutzmann:
> Hello Tobias,
> according to "git blame" you added the FIXME (or moved it, then it
> would be from Martin) in 2014. 
> 
> Can you say something for this FIXME (see below)?
>>> **
>>>
>>> UTF-8 in Debian Squeeze:
>>>
>>> "is followed by the maximum number of bytes for a character.  The default "
>>> "value is 1."
>>
>> I don't understand this report. Please elaborate.

Hi,

sorry, I don't know what this FIXME is about. I did not add it, it was
part of the initial commit to git of the translation back in 2012.
Unfortunately, I have no idea what would need to be fixed here. Maybe
this bug report should be closed.

Regards,
Tobias


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* Re: Fwd: Re: Errors in man pages, here: charmap(5): Content
  2020-04-21 11:18 ` Dr. Tobias Quathamer
@ 2020-05-01  7:27   ` Helge Kreutzmann
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Helge Kreutzmann @ 2020-05-01  7:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: mtk.manpages; +Cc: linux-man, Dr. Tobias Quathamer


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Hello Michael,
On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 01:18:04PM +0200, Dr. Tobias Quathamer wrote:
> Am 20.04.20 um 21:30 schrieb Helge Kreutzmann:
> > Hello Tobias,
> > according to "git blame" you added the FIXME (or moved it, then it
> > would be from Martin) in 2014. 
> > 
> > Can you say something for this FIXME (see below)?
> >>> **
> >>>
> >>> UTF-8 in Debian Squeeze:
> >>>
> >>> "is followed by the maximum number of bytes for a character.  The default "
> >>> "value is 1."
> >>
> >> I don't understand this report. Please elaborate.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> sorry, I don't know what this FIXME is about. I did not add it, it was
> part of the initial commit to git of the translation back in 2012.
> Unfortunately, I have no idea what would need to be fixed here. Maybe
> this bug report should be closed.

Please close this isse then. Apologize for the noise.

Greetings

         Helge

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